Grateful Dead Live at Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium on 1984-03-31
Alabama Getaway ->
Feel Like A Stranger
Dupree's Diamond Blues
New Minglewood Blues
Hell In A Bucket ->
Looks Like Rain ->
Scarlet Begonias ->
Fire On The Mountain
Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
He's Gone ->
Throwing Stones ->
Not Fade Away
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
(FOB) Nakamichi 300/CP4 -> Cassette Master (shnid=79468) supplies:
Althea (4:15 - 4:27)
-- Set 2 is seamless
-- Thanks to Rango Keshavan for lending me his masters
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction
Subject: Cooking "SICK" 4 stars
The 2nd set here is intense and anyone else that was here knows what am talking about for sure. Small theater amazing sound in the theater loud in you face shows. Plus it was kicking off the year to come which I saw all of.
Something about the excitement of spring tour coming up probably made these 4 shows even more exciting. 4 stars because this taper knows his stuff along with great song selection and jamming SICK SICK SICK stuff
Subject: Rediculously Good Recording
Subject: My first show........the memories
Flying into SF that Saturday morning from Kansas,Wichita no less,then getting to San Rafael and checking into the Bermuda Palms acroos the street from Club Front(we didn't know this at the time),my buddy Mike and I set out on the adventure.Partying with some people in the motel from Oregon & some local heads,we were ready.One guy & his lady told us the energy in this theatre was REAL HIGH and to be prepared.
Aquiring the pre show doses for the night was no problem and then once inside and at our 10th row seats over by Phil things became,well unraveled.Mike had a hard time before the show but a couple of trips backstage and help of the Haight Asbury Free Clinic they got Mike "mentally"ready for the show.When back at our seats the music began and we were off and running.Dancing for the next hour flew by and trying to make sence of what had happened during the break was almost futile."Alabama Getaway" had kicked it off,and it ended with the double shot of "Looks Like Rain">"Deal".But most of the veteran heads around us were talking about the somewhat rare "Dupree's Diamond Blues",and I was shocked about the boys playing that one also.We kept thinking that we were in the midst of having audio hallucinations during the show but when I heard the SBD tapes many years ago,I found out we were so wrong.That night I understood Healy's description of the live sound as "holographic".Anyway back to the show........
Second set rolled aroun,and I was bummed I missed "Shakedown Street",they did it the show before,but "Scarlet Begonias">"Fire on the Mountain"was just too much dance fun for me.The jam between gets out there,but the fun part was during the "strangers stopping strangers"line of "Scarlet".Some guy in front of me,turned around,and extended his hand right as the "just to shake thier hand",shook mine and left Mike with his mouth wide open.The "He's Gone"and the little jam before "Drums" is a tripper's delight.The vocal effects are great and in that little 2000 seat theatre,they went everywhere.I think I left part of my brain somewhere on the floor that night."Space" has hints of the "Blues For Allah"theme at times and the "Not Fade Away"does cook.The "Baby Blue"encore was perfect to send us to our 'home' for the night,getting back there,well that's a whole other story.Check this show out and download it,it's a good one.The sound is really top notch and beats the hell out of the AUD tape I had years ago,as for the board tape,it sounds good but doesn't have the 'flavor' of this tape.
Subject: Any Dire Wolf Fans Out There?
Rare gold from mines deep in the heart of the earth.
Super subtle. All the super subtle elements..ah.. revealed. Ah, yes, Blues for allah-like elements,
Listen to Drums>Space. Keeps bringing out in and in out wit will trill your soul to the narrow. Heat up and melt into something that explodes.
Ultra meltdown Throwin>NFA scorching metallic guitars. This is truly the highlight of an incredibly passionate performance. NFA is not one of this reviewer's faves but this version is a diamond-tipped file kabinet keeper.
Encore: Baby Blue. Lightning/Thunder.
Second Set Rating = 40 out of 5 stars.
Most soundly emphatic description of (h)ours.
Most utterly emphatic keeper of a hidden secret gem of a rare performance. A pearl of great price, a ruby exceeding precious.
WARNING: This concert, if you listen to it at full volume, will absolutely spear you to your ears. May be habit-forming. Repeat: May Be Habit Forming.
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